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Bayerland Harmonikas, () from Hemau, Germany, owned by Konrad Rahm, makes Steyrische accordions and piano accordions. Previously he had worked for Gunnar Orre and for the Hagström repair shop. The brand still exists, but the accordions are now made by Bugari.[MM] Bippus () / () is the accordion brand of Siegfried Bippus, from Behrensdorf, Germany, also sold by Gernot Lorenzen from Blekendorf and Jan Bruintjes from Buitenpost, the Netherlands. BGK Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingental makes accordions under the Silvetta brand name: piano accordions, chromatic button accordions, and diationic accordions (Club, Wiener, German, and Schweizer Örgeli) It is a "Schaumanufaktur", i.e. Black Diamond accordions are made in China, with Italian reeds.In the 50s Cantulia/Siegburg competed with Hohner, and Hohner finally bought the company to kill the competition - they manufactured a few more Cantulias before closing the factory forever on December 31, 1957. [WM] [Q] Cavagnolo Accordions () from Beynost, France, specialises in Musette accordions (5 row chromatic button accordions), but it also makes piano accordions. [WM] [MR] The company Cemex ("Compagnia Elettro Musicale Excelsior s.r.l") from Castelfidardo, Italy, was founded in 1985.It has been renamed to Excelsior, which always was the brand name.He is still around -- December 2008 the San Francisco Accordion club celebrated his 88th(? [GA] Colombo & Sons from San Francisco was founded in 1927 by Colombo Piatanesi (who was previously co-owner of Guerrini) and his two sons, Gary and Faust.From the late 1930s they imported the less expensive models from the Piatanesi family in Italy; in 1954 production in the USA stopped, and all accordions were imported from Italy.[CC] [HA] [WM] [MR] [AM] [IT] The Boxeen was a light 3-voice instrument inspired by the Paolo Soprani accordions from the 1950s and 1960s, designed by Jim Coogan from New York (who passed away November 2006) and John Nolan. Brandoni & Sons from Castelfidardo makes piano accordions and chromatic button accordions, from student models to cassoto and convertor models. [IT] Cantulia accordions and bandoneons were manufactured by the company Kahnt & Uhlmann, situated at Altenburg/Thüringen, Germany, starting 1880.
The brand is owned by Greg Dunn, from West Mersea, Essex, and sold on-line, at their showroom, and at various accordion and music festivals around the UK.